Redwood City: A Surprise Find

Posted in California| Local

I expected to find San Francisco simply beautiful.  I had no doubt that the PCH and especially Big Sur would take my breath away. I also had no doubt that that infamous spot on Highway 5 would take my breath away in a whole different manner (hold your breath and drive real fast past Harris Ranch).But…

Q & A With the Owner of Traveler's Bookcase (Part II)

Posted in Books| Local| Los Angeles| Travel

In last Thursday's post, I began my interview with Natalie Compagno, co-owner of Los Angeles' Travelers bookcase, a book store dedicated to all things travel. Naturally a place I love!Below is the second half of our interview where I ask her more questions about her personal travels.Natalie Compagno, owner of a Traveler's BookcaseNH: Now, a few questions…

Q & A With the Owner of the Traveler's Bookcase (Part I)

Posted in Books| Local| Los Angeles| Travel

What do you do when you crave an overseas trip, but there's little chance of your passport seeing any action in the foreseeable future? Well, if you're like me you look for ways to feel like you're traveling while you're still in your home town.  I make a point of finding local restaurants, businesses, services and museumes…

Culture Close to Home

"You're going to be gone for how long? FIVE months?? Wow - I wish I could do that."That's usually how the conversation goes when I tell people about my round the world trip.  Everyone I speak to WANTS to travel more, but not everyone feels they can. Although there are always ways that people can include more…

Culver City: The View from Above

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“So do you want to meet for a walk? I found a great new place just a few minutes from here,” my friend asks.                                           “Sure, why not?”  This will be a slight departure from our regular meet up at…